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  • Product Spotlight: Hard Hats

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    Hard hats and other head protection are the best defense against head injuries on the job. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) notes that protective helmets or hard hats should: Resist penetration by objects Absorb the shock of a blow Be water-resistant and slow burning Have clear instructions explaining proper adjustment and replacement of the suspension and headband But hard hats do not provide adequate protection if they don’t fit. There should be Read More

  • Protect Your Head: Protective Headgear Saves Lives

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    Since head injuries can be life-altering or even fatal, it’s important to wear the proper head protection on the jobsite. Hard hats can protect both workers and supervisors from falling objects, bumping their heads on objects, as well as helping them to avoid contact with electrical hazards. Protective headgear, such as hard hats, has to meet ANSI standards or provide equal protection. Employers must select the type of Read More

  • Safety in Small Spaces: Preventing Confined Space Danger

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    Confined spaces can be extremely dangerous work areas because of their size. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) defines a confined space as an area with “limited openings for entry or exit, is large enough for entering and working, and not designed for continuous worker occupancy.” Examples of confined spaces, according to OSHA, are underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits and silos. Permit-required confined spaces include those Read More

  • Xtreme-Code™ Pipe Markers: Holding Up While Temperatures Drop

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    Temperatures are dropping all over the country, and regions unused to cold weather suddenly have to deal with below-freezing conditions that ice up roads and pipes. In situations like this, you must gauge if your pipe markers can hold up in the cold. After all, frozen or unreadable pipe markers can make recovery after the cold spells more challenging. To this end, and to save efforts Read More

  • Going Deeper Into Trench Safety

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    Keep work excavations safe In order to increase safety awareness in the trenching industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted a National Emphasis Program for trenching operations. However, it would seem that even the most common hazards of the job still tend to be disregarded. Many employers continue to receive citations for safety violations; and since 2003, there have Read More

  • OSHA Heat Scale Explained

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    Foremen have to consider a lot of things when it comes to deciding how to schedule the workday. One such consideration is that day’s weather conditions and how long would it be safe to keep your workers engaged in heavy labor. In line with this, OSHA has devised a scale which helps determine how to schedule your workers’ workday based on the temperature of their working environment called Read More

  • Heat Stress and Construction Sites: Dealing with the dangers

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    A lot of safety consultants talk about heat stress and the danger it poses to our workers and staff in a construction site. While we do take notice of it, it’s hard to really fully grasp the danger until it happens to one of us.  Hopefully, this article will help you understand the dangers better as well as Read More

  • Keep your construction site safe with Emergency Kits

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    Post first aid signs to facilitate a quick response There is one thing every construction site should have, and that’s an emergency kit for first aid. While we take every precaution we can - from providing our personnel with the best PPE gear, to the formulation and enforcement of effective safety policies - accidents Read More

  • Mark Traffic Patterns and Save Worker's Lives

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    Construction sites, especially larger ones commonly employ specialized vehicles such as forklifts, tractors and loaders besides more common vehicles such as cars, trucks, and vans. These utilities are necessary for construction workers to perform the tasks more efficiently. However, these vehicles, which move in and around the workplace, can present a serious threat of injury and even death.  According to the National Institute Read More

  • National Work Zone Awareness Week: Bringing National Attention to Work Zone Safety

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    Keeping the public aware of work zone safety Each April, the National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to raise awareness about the dangers workers in work zones face. Work zones are high-risk environments where road construction and similar tasks are performed.  Because safety risks and hazards are always present, it is critical to Read More

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